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University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (UW-Eau Claire) Campus Life

Campus Size

Medium-Sized Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 936 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 11 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

59% Women
41% Men


NCAA Division III (with football)

Wisconsin Intercollegiate Ath Conf

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $45,111)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $38,486)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
Basketball 17 18 - Yes
Football 99 - - Yes
Golf 12 9 - -
Gymnastics - 19 - -
Ice Hockey 28 21 Yes Yes
Soccer - 30 Yes Yes
Softball - 20 - Yes
Swimming and Diving 25 32 - -
Tennis 15 11 - Yes
Track and Field, Indoor 59 65 - -
Track and Field, Outdoor 59 61 - -
Track and Field, X-Country 24 34 - -
Volleyball - 15 Yes Yes
Wrestling 25 - - -
Badminton - - - Yes
Baseball - - Yes -
Bowling - - Yes -
Cheerleading/Dance Team - - Yes -
Court Sports - - Yes Yes
Dance - - Yes -
Equestrian - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes Yes
Lacrosse - - Yes -
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -
Skating - - Yes -
Skiing - - Yes -
Table Tennis - - Yes -
Water Sports - - Yes -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3.0%
Black/non-Hispanic 0.6%
Hispanic 1.2%
Non-resident alien 1.5%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 1.8%
Two or more races 0.5%
White/non-Hispanic 90.9%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Marching Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
  • Opera
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • International Student Organization
  • Model United Nations
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 2
Drug Law Violation 160
Liquor Law Violation 133
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 2
Property Crime 4

Notable Alumni

  • John Menard Jr., founder of Menards home improvement store
  • Justin Vernon, lead singer and founder of Bon Iver
  • Robert McFadden, Pulitzer Prize,winning journalist
  • Ann Devroy, former Whitehouse Correspondent for the Washington Post
  • Ben Seidman, Nationally known magician
  • Michael Perry, New York Times bestselling author
  • Zach Halmstad, Founder & CEO of JAMF Software, an international apple software management company
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Stephanie from Verona, WI
  • 4
  • The dorm life is great! My Resident Advisor was so lovely and as a wing we did all sorts of fun activities together. Also, living in the dorms allowed me…

  • Jan-09-2012 Read More
  • Marie from Minnesota
  • 4
  • i've been pleased with the dorm life. i live in towers north and it's a nice place to be, it's quite busy and loud on weekends however. maybe you will…

  • Jan-31-2012 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 5
  • Kelly from Ladysmith, WI
  • Aug-12-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Many places for dining at school as well as many restaurants surrounding the upper campus. Easy to navigate and guaranteed to please even the picky eaters. I'm glad it isn't like standard high school lunch where you are very limited. The dining center in Davie's Center is like a food court at the mall. Very pleased.

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  • 3
  • Nichole from Baxter, MN
  • May-22-2014 I am a past student here

    Hilltop has an okay selection but Davies center does not have an array of healthy block meals to choose from.

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  • 3
  • Heather from Ladysmith, WI
  • Mar-28-2014 I am a current student here

    If you like food, my guess is you will love the options here. The choices vary daily, but they always have fresh fruit and healthier choices.

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  • 4
  • Anonymous
  • Mar-01-2014 I am a current student here

    Good food, but not the best. Davies student center has awesome food and so does Einstein's but the the Riverview Cafe is not my first pick for food.

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  • 3
  • ThePianoMan
  • Jan-04-2014 I am a current student here

    Hilltop Cafe gets very tiresome after about two months. The meals are usually not very appetizing, and the other side has Mexican food, sandwiches, and noodles, which are all very good, but still wear on you after a while. Hilltop has a great variety- vegan and gluten-free options are available and there is more fruit and breakfast-like options. Davies has better tasting food, at the cost of being unhealthier.

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  • 4
  • Ally from Minnesota
  • Dec-13-2013 I am a current student here

    good at first but by the end of the semester it really takes a tolld on your body.

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  • 5
  • Anonymous
  • Dec-11-2013 I am a current student here

    There are two places to eat at UWEC and both are great. The caf is on upper campus and has many options. I really couldn't ask for better food quality and options. On lower campus there is Davies Center which is more of a food court atmosphere. It's great quality and there are plenty of options.

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  • 3
  • Alyssa
  • Dec-04-2013 I am a current student here

    The food is good most of the time but after awhile it's time to have something new so I like to get creative and make new concoctions with the food.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Kelly from Ladysmith, WI
  • Aug-12-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Have seen some Greeks live in downtown Eau Claire but haven't heard any bad things about them. The expected crazy Greeks from movies and television have yet to be discovered on this campus.

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  • 0
  • Lucas from SUPERIOR, WI
  • Dec-21-2013 I am a current student here

    There are Greek houses or groups or whatever you call them available but I'm not a very good judge considering I haven't and don't plan on joining any of them.

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  • 0
  • Anonymous
  • Dec-11-2013 I am a current student here

    Greek life is dying here at UWEC. There are 3 sororities and 3 fraternities. It's not a huge thing on campus.

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  • 0
  • Brie from Shoreview, MN
  • May-28-2013 I am a current student here

    There are 3 sororities and 3 fraternities. If Greek life is what you want to do, the people in it really enjoy it.

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  • 0
  • Alyssa from Manitowoc, WI
  • Apr-13-2013 I am a current student here

    I do not know much about the Greek Life at UW Eau Claire. I do know that they participate in some wonderful fundraisers however.

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